Plaistow Historical Society Upcoming Special Presentations

Steve Blunt as John Hutchinson

In this presentation, founding member John Hutchinson (portrayed by Steve Blunt) tells about the Hutchinson Family Singers and shares several of their highly popular songs: “The Old Granite State,” “Get Off the Track!” “Lincoln & Liberty,” and “Tenting Tonight on the Old Campground.”

Songs of Old New Hampshire

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Location: Plaistow Public Library  85 Main St.

Drawing heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple, New Hampshire, Jeff Warner offers the songs and stories that, in the words of Carl Sandburg, tell us “where we came from and what brought us along.” These ballads, love songs and comic pieces reveal the experiences and emotions of daily life in the days before movies, sound recordings, and for some, books. Songs from the lumber camps, the decks of sailing ships, the textile mills and the war between the sexes offer views of pre-industrial New England and a chance to hear living artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries.